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 Rhythm Times Jazz Trio

I will start new logs in 2018 to facilitate the "Grid Chase" ARRL operating event searching maidenhead qso's LOTW. I have also recently (Since September 2017) been very active in FT8 digital mode. The bands generally can be very low in activity. I tune to FT8 frequencies and WOW what action!  A very happy new year for 2018 to all and your families. de K6RC  Dave

Dave was first licensed in 1957 as KN6ZBV. Later as a Conditional Class K6ZBV. In the early 80's he upgraded to Extra Class NB6G, and briefly held K6RY 2-15-97 to 5-19-97 and then his current call K6RC in May of 1997.

He is an avid contester and started his contesting career as a novice in 1957 winning the Novice Roundup that year. He has competed in many contests since then and has been on a few contest dxpeditions to the island of Aruba. His 1st time in 1988 he participated with "Team Icom" P40V both in the SSB and CW CQWW contest. (Team ICOM won the world Unlimited Class in SSB)

He was a charter member of "River City Contesters" (No longer in existence) and is currently a member of NCCC (Northern California Contest Club).

Dave still chases DX on occasion and still enjoys a ragchew on rare occasions. Still does some contesting but mostly casual now.  He has been a guest op at stations such as, AI6V, P49V, N6RO, K6KM, W6JZH, KN6OX (field day) and others. He is married, has 2 boys and 4 grandchildren. Hobbies include: amateur radio, music & golfing.

Dave is still performing music with Riverbend Folk Band http://www.riverbendfolkband.com (over 8 years, with 2 CD albums produced) Dave is currently a fiddle and mandolin player for Riverbend Folk Band., Cliff Compton and Mountaintop (1 CD Album "Under The Bridge",) Swingitude, Rhythm Times and as guest artist for other groups. He was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Northwest Western Swing Society in 2016. http://www.westernswingsociety.net/David_Rietz.html 

He was on staff at Pizza & Pipes Arden (now closed) as well as Carl Greer Inn and a few other theatre pipe organ venues back in the 70's and 80's.

You can gather more information from his website http://www.riverbendfolkband.com or http://www.daverietzmusic.com

 Old Photo of Ham Shack

This is an 1995 photo of P49V on the Island of Aruba where I operated with my old buddy Carl AI6V (SK)

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Grid Squared Award#14668
Granted: 2016-12-13 07:00:02   (K6RC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
United States Award#2692
Granted: 2016-12-13 06:58:02   (K6RC)

United States Counties Award#5471
Granted: 2016-12-13 06:56:02   (K6RC)

  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties Mixed
  • 250 Counties Mixed
  • 100 Counties CW
World Continents Award#5935
Granted: 2015-03-01 04:35:04   (K6RC)

  • 10 Meters Mixed
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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